Who we are & what we do

Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Parish Council first met on the 4th January 1895 and has been going strong ever since! There are 7 Councillors, supported by a Clerk. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Council are elected annually from amongst the Councillors at the Annual Meeting in May.

E. Jabez Browning, the first Chairman of the Parish Council in 1895.
This image was taken around 1908. By kind permission of Jessica Leslie, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Parish Councils are statutory bodies, originally created by the Local Government Act 1894 and having powers under a number of different Acts and Regulations (e.g. the Highways Act 1980, the Localism Act 2011, etc.). The Parish Council can raise funds through local taxation, known as the Precept, which is added to the Council Tax bill and collected by ENC on behalf of the Parish Council.

The Parish Council's responsibilities include the street lighting, grass cutting within the 30 mph limits, provision of allotments, planning consultation, maintaining the war memorials, community safety, neighbourhood development planning, the parish newsletter (issued bi-monthly to all households) and providing Trustees to the Parish Charities.

Meetings of the Parish Council are normally held on the second Monday of the month in the Village Hall, Caldecott Road.

Election results (2015)

  • Election Results 2015 (PDF, 69 Kb)

    Declaration of the results of the election of Councillors for the Parish of Chelveston-cum-Caldecott, held on Thursday 7th May 2015.

The next elections will be on Thursday 2nd May 2019.




Since the Council was created in 1895, two Councillors and one Clerk have held honours.

  • Cllr William Hirst Simpson CBE, who served as a Councillor from 1904 - 1921.
  • Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE, who served as a Councillor from 2007 - 2017.
  • Mr William Fellowes Corby MBE, who served as the Clerk from 1906 - 1934.

Action Plan

  • Action Plan 2018-19 (PDF, 59 Kb)

    Action Plan for the Parish Council for the financial year 2018-19

  • Action Plan 2017-18 (PDF, 59 Kb)

    Action Plan for the Parish Council for the financial year 2017-18

Staff and Volunteers

We have one part-time Clerk, plus a number of volunteers who pick litter, check on the footpaths, mow the grass round the 305th BG Memorial, deliver the parish newsletters, etc. If you have a problem to report, this can be done by phone, e-mail or using the on-line form.

Parish Clerk

The Clerk to the Parish Council

01933 626039